If I’m repeating myself it’s because what I’m about to say may be a little important.
That being said, the #1 question I am asked is:
“What rulers should I start with since I don’t own a single one?”
Answer to the most asked question:
Hands down, you MUST have a straight edge. BUT, don’t waste your time or money purchasing the biggest one out there, bigger isn’t always better. I suggest getting a ruler that fits comfortably in your hand, because let’s face it if you can’t maneuver the tool easily what help is it? My personal favorite is the ProMini. I reach for this lovely little ruler when I want to incorporate “stitch in the ditch” into my design. My next ruler that is a “must have” would be the circles! You can accomplish so much with these babies!! There are two different kinds, solid circles and nested circles. I prefer the solid circles. since I have small hands, holding them is easier. They are a little more expensive but I feel the money spent is well worth it. Keep in mind that having a variety of sizes will allow you to accomplish just about everything. Not too long ago, in May, I shared a post on the Baptist Fan design , which demonstrated the versatility of utilizing different sized circles. Today, I am going to provide a tutorial on creating the Clamshell design. Once again it’s with one of my “must have” rulers, as I am referring to the circles.
Do you feel that circles are a HUGE benefit to your quilting? If so, what’s your favorite design to do with circles?